It cannot be denied that sex is extremely pleasurable. However, there are certain problems that can arise during sex. When we talk about problems related to sex, the first thing that jumps to mind is STDs. However, I am not referring to those here. Men have something else to be worried about other than STDs. I’m talking about Penile fractures. Yes, that’s correct. A penile fracture occurs when an erect penis is hit with considerable force. The penis is made up of three cylindrical tubes, two of which fill up with blood when a man becomes aroused. The tissue surrounding these tubes also expands. But, if the penis is hit with force – such as a woman’s pelvic bone when thrusting a little too enthusiastically – it can bend and cause a pressure overload in the tubes and in turn cause a rupture.
It is exactly as scary as it sounds. However, there are certain positions that men can take extra care of to avoid such a situation and save themselves. We give you the 3 most dangerous ones here
1. The Cowgirl
Woman on top, also called the cowgirl or riding position, is a group of sex positions in which the man lies on his back or sits, the woman straddles him facing either forward or back, and the man inserts his erect penis into the woman’s vagina. Popular in both men and women, this position however can take its toll. In this position, the woman is in control of pressure and penetration but that can often go wrong. If a woman moves her body weight the wrong way, or comes down too hard on the penis, she can cause it to bend and break. The same thing can happen in the reverse cowgirl position, where the girl is on top but facing away from the man.
2. Doggy Style
Doggy style, is a sex position in which a person bends over, crouches on all fours (usually on hands and knees), or lies on their abdomen, for sexual intercourse, other forms of sexual penetration or other sexual activity. This position is extremely popular among the men due to various reasons. Although the man is in control here unlike the cowgirl position, it can lead to a fracture because of vigorous thrusting. This happens mostly because of extra excitement which needs to be controlled. Vigorous thrusting could lead the man into hitting the pelvic bone of the woman and can lead to the most painful of side effects. According to research, approximately 28% of fractures are caused due to the doggy style position.
3. Missionary Position
The most common and also the most unexpected position to go into the list. The missionary position causes 21% of injuries approximately. This all goes down to the over excitement of a man eventually leading to vigorous thrusting. Again, the break is caused by hitting the pelvic bone or accidentally bending the penis at an odd angle.
Penile fracture causes excruciating pain, which is obvious. However it also makes an audible cracking sound according to researchers. Moreover, it causes blood in the urine. Although it seems like this injury means the end of a man’s sexual life, it is not. Treatments are available and they work. The most effective treatment involves an immediate surgery which has been reported successful in more than 90% of cases. Yet, it cautions the men to exercise caution while enjoying such a pleasure.